ELECTRONICS:Northwire Inc., Technical Cable, recently announced the availability of bulk cable, CoilBossTM Retractile Cords and complete cable solutions for the charging of electric and hybrid vehicles and equipment. All Electric Vehicle (EV) Cables can be designed to ship in five days with no minimum order length or quantity requirements.
Northwire’s EV Cable exceeds industry standards for performance, is UL 62 approved and compatible with SAE J1772 connectors, UL 2594 and NEC 625 charging systems. All EV Cable options are available in standard or custom configurations. Customization includes hybrid designs, colors, private labeling and more. Northwire provides free design and prototyping services and has experienced professionals to help navigate automotive and EV standards.
EV Cable solutions from Northwire include 600V EVE (TPE) and 600V EVT (PVC) cables available from 2 AWG to 18 AWG and 300V EVJE (TPE) and 300V EVJT (PVC) cables in 12 AWG to 18 AWG. Standard jacket materials are exposed-run (ER) rated TPE or PVC with nylon. These cables may contain hybrid data, signal and communication in any AWG size. All materials are RoHS compliant for EV charging stations in wet locations.
EV Cables, from Northwire, are designed for use in electric vehicles (EV), neighborhood electric vehicles (NEV); battery electric vehicles (BEV), hybrid vehicles, low-speed vehicles (LSV), personal electric vehicles (PEV), plug-in hybrid Vehicles (PHV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVS). Cables are designed to be compatible with charging applications, whether at residences, commercial establishments, parking facilities or dedicated charging stations.
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Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
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For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.